Space Diplomacy: International Space Partnership Funding by the UK Space Agency

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In support of international partnerships, the UK Space Agency is launching a £20 million fund to leverage the UK's strengths, support new capabilities, and catalyze investment.

In UK's 10-year National Space Strategy, it is outlined to be one of the world’s most innovative and attractive space economies. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Rrinsindika, CC BY-SA 3.0

To strengthen partnerships with other space nations, the International Bilateral Fund (IBF) will initially provide up to £ 2 million. Over the next two years, additional funding will be available.

The IBF thus becomes the UK Space Agency's first dedicated fund aiming at building and strengthening relationships with strategic international partners and emerging space…